So here is what I have been reading this month.
This is a short story collection-don't let the title fool you, it's a sort of heavy and very "serious literary" read. It is beautifully crafted and even though each story deals with a hefty amount of sadness, there are still light moments as we watch each of the protagonist transcend their situations.
I'm not sure why I assumed this was going to turn into a real-life love story, but it didn't. What it did become was an honest account of one fellow food bloggers story of how, for health reasons, a life long vegetarian began to explore the world of meat eating. Weaver is witty, personal and yet still full of facts and she takes her readers to the butcher shop, to ethically run farms and even to the slaughter house. This is a great read for anyone wanting to know more about the meat industry and reasons behind ethical vegetarianism.
Total "beach read" or "chic lit" book. Which I do not type with any amount of snobbishness. I like good, fun reads whether they are young adult fiction or memoirs or cook books or awarding winning serious literature. I have an equal opportunity approach to reading. And I liked this book. It's very Sex in the City. It's fun. It's a little embarrassing to be caught carrying it around. I am excited to read her other books (including Devil Wears Prada, which I haven't read yet). Lauren Weisberger-you're a winner in my book!
What have you all been enjoying lately?